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Thermosciences Group

The Thermosciences Group conducts research on advanced energy systems and transport, including air-breathing and space propulsion, bioanalytical and biomedical systems, electronics fabrication and cooling, and materials processing.

The research combines a traditional emphasis in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics and combustion with an understanding and application of atomic and molecular physics, physical chemistry, biology, lasers and electro-optics, and electromagnetic phenomena. The interdisciplinary character of this program will be of major importance to the mechanical engineer of the future in adapting to new technologies.

Specific research programs in the Thermosciences Group include:

  • advanced energy systems
  • combustion and pollution
  • propulsion
  • advanced diagnostics and sensors
  • microscale heat transfer
  • microfluidics

Related People

David Golden

Mechanical Engineering

Kenneth Goodson

Davies Family Provostial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering

Mary Hanrahan

Group Administrator, Thermosciences Group

Ronald Hanson

Clarence J. and Patricia R. Woodard Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Verenice Magana

Administrative Associate, Thermosciences Group

Mark Godfrey Mungal

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

Sindy Tang

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics)

Xiaolin Zheng

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering